Combat Summary, February 19th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-02-19
Posted by: badanov

By the time the whole of the task force arrived, one of the two rifle squads were wiped and the other was cut down to half strength. The task force elements took up positions to allow the remaining squad and the crew of an abandoned technical to be evacuated.

Command squad engaged two enemy rifle probes which bore down on Ribbenstedt from the north. Fire from friendly rifles, their BTRs and BRDMs quickly destroyed the attacks. The remaining relieved force were evacuated safely from Ribbenstedt.



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Combat Summary, February 12th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-02-12
Posted by: badanov

In the approach march, command squad was caught in the impact zone of separatist artillery fire, losing four before they even got to the village. Command squad encountered heavy resistance as they moved towards the criminal command group's hide out.

When 3rd squad refused to attack the AA guns, command squad took a hand in the task, but lost all but two. Overall command of the operation was then passed to the commander of 3rd squad, which also lost all but two.



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Combat Summary, February 5th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-02-05
Posted by: badanov

A heavy infantry attack were pressed against the position of 3rd squad, which cost 3rd squad a damaged BTR and four dead. Command squad moved their position up to backstop 3rd squad, to eliminate the enemy attack.

But the main action was separatist armor attempting to bypass the armor block on the eastern road. The tank covering that road suffered a mobility hit, so command ordered the other tank east to backstop their position.



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Combat Summary, January 29th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-01-29
Posted by: badanov

The five man team was inserted about one kilometer south of the area of operation, which was the railyards. Providing air cover was one MI-24 gunship tasked with destroying heavy vehicles and enemy infantry.

In the initial penetration of the enemy's defensive zone, a firefight developed which pitted the team against an enemy rifle squad. Very heavy counterfire from the team ended the firefight and allowed the team to proceed to the railyards.

The commander located and eliminated both commanders, and their security detail. The commander also stripped intelligence documents from the dead body of Dushka.



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Combat Summary, January 22nd, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-01-23
Posted by: badanov

The separatists opened the battle by sending two BRDM scout cars and a rifle squad down the road. One of the scout car was destroyed by tank gunfire. The enemy infantry advance resulted in a 10 minute firefight.

The second scout car attempted to maneuver around command squad's position, but it too was caught by friendly tank gunfire. A second enemy rifle squad advanced but was stopped by counterfire from command squad, and by artillery fire.

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Combat Summary, January 15th. 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-01-16
Posted by: badanov

Command squad would move to the southwest bridge, move across with a BRDM scout car providing heavy machine gun fire support, and roll up the flanks of enemy troops know to be there still.

After crossing the bridge command squad engaged several enemy foot mobiles. However, a T-34/85 tank appeared in the railyard. In attempting to direct friendly tanks to the area, the commander was killed.



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Combat Summary, January 8th, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-01-09
Posted by: badanov

The separatists made a stronger effort to cross the west bridge. By the time the orders came down to retreat, nearly six armor vehicles attempted to cross the bridge. All were destroyed. The tank gun fire was so heavy that the west bridge was rendered unusable.

One T-55 made it within 300 meters before it was destroyed by tank gun fire. The commander attempted to destroy any remaining infantry or armor vehicles by a massive artillery attack. The results were mixed.

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Combat Summary, January 1st, 2021 subject logo: MILGAM
2021-01-01
Posted by: badanov

It was at that moment, two squads of separatist infantry entered town from the northwest. The deputy commander could not reach supporting artillery, so his squad began to retreat from town rather than stay and fight.

Rifle fire from the separatist reinforcements was extremely heavy, and despite command squad retreating from town, the enemy infantry continued to pursue.



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Combat Summary, December 25th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-12-26
Posted by: badanov

Separatist infantry initiated two attacks from the northwest, both of which were stopped cold by 3rd squad and a supporting CDF BRDM scout car. Another infantry attack coming from the northeast was stopped by 2nd squad.

A CDF BRDM scout car was destroyed by a separatist RPG shot, but 2nd squad held on. In the meantime, a friendly relief column was ambushed on the road to Kostensi by a pair of technicals. One BTR was destroyed along with nine effectives.

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Combat Summary, December 18th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-12-19
Posted by: badanov

3rd squad, which suffered six dead, was ordered out under covering fire from command squad. An enemy BTR-80A entered the area from the west, as did an enemy BMP-1 from the east. The rifle task force did not have sufficient firepower to destroy enemy armor.

3d squad was caught by the BTR and destroyed, while 2nd squad was frozen in place and refused to leave. Command folded 2nd squad into the command squad, by which time it was too late.

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Combat Summary, December 11th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-12-12
Posted by: badanov

By this time all four BTR's were destroyed by artillery and by RPG fire. Separatist riflemen began to pour into town from the northeast, along with a T-34/85 and a T-55 tank. The T-34 destroyed 3rd squad, leaving only the team leader surviving.

With the commander disabled, 2nd squad commander was ordered to take command of the operation. 2nd squad attempted to push northeast but were stopped by separatist rifle attacks.

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Combat Summary, December 4th 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-12-05
Posted by: badanov

An artillery strike was ordered on the position of the three AA guns assigned to be destroyed. As 2nd squad closed to the main objective, they ran into a heavy technical (Humvee with M2 machine gun). A large number of them were wiped out as well.

The attack pressed towards the main bunker where the operatives were hiding. The firefight last for several minutes. Commander found Martini dead a few meters away, so he stripped her of documents she was known to be carrying.

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A Little About Salaspil camp subject logo: CULTURE
2020-11-30
Posted by: badanov

Dozens of children died every day. The corpses, like logs, were put in boxes and taken away. Finally, a German doctor arrived from Riga and brought some medicines, which he ordered to give to all children. From them babies immediately died *. We realized that no one here is concerned about the fate of the unfortunate children. On the contrary, the Nazis want to get rid of them faster. Extra ballast in the camp.

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Combat Summary, November 27th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-11-27
Posted by: badanov

Command squad and 2nd squad penetrated the separatists' defenses and cleared the town quickly. Both Gojcaj and Grigorieva were eliminated after a brief firefight. Documents were seized from the person of Grigorieva.

When the retreat order came down, 2nd squad, which which had lost five effectives, became pinned down by separatist reinforcements, forcing commander to counterattack and relieve 2nd squad so it could retreat

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Combat Summary, November 20th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-11-21
Posted by: badanov

Despite quickly moving the task force to Querenhorst, separatist attacks destroyed one rifle squad and one AGS technical. The remaining squad was cut down to three effectives. They were loaded onto the evacuation vehicles and moved south.

The task force suffered heavy vehicle casualties. One tank was abandoned after suffering a crew hit, while another was ordered abandoned because the tank overturned.

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Combat Summary, November 13th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-11-14
Posted by: badanov

The firefights between rifle forces lasted several minutes with the result being a tactical win for the battlegroup.

After the commander eliminated Levieva and seized documents from her person, his command pushed to the north of town to locate and record a mass grave. During the push the squad encountered a rifle force driving for town.

After locating and recording the mass grave, command squad pulled back into town. Yet another enemy relief force pushed soth into town, but command squad managed to stop them.

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Combat Summary, October 6th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-11-08
Posted by: badanov

2nd Squad setup firing points on the west side, while 3rd squad, Tank 2, and a scout car set up their position on the main north south road. Command squad took a position to the southeast of 3rd squad and Scout 2 set up on the east side of town.

The relieving rifle squads along with their two technicals managed to keep enemy rifle attacks at bay, However, enemy armor struck on 3rd squad's position not long after command squad arrived at their position. 3rd squad lost seven effectives along with its BTR.

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Combat Summary, October 30th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-10-31
Posted by: badanov

The road march to the area of operation was brief. The tactical plan was for the task force to form a semi circle on the northern edge of Gross Steinum. 2nd Squad would be on the left (west) while 3rd squad would be on the right (east). Command squad would take up a position on the western edge of town.

The task force was hit by two infantry attacks from the northwest and from the north. Those attacks were destroyed by direct force from tanks, armored scout cars and rifle fire. Two artillery missions were ordered as well

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Combat Summary, October 23rd, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-10-24
Posted by: badanov

When reinforcements arrived, one of the rifle squads was ordered to cross the center bridge and take up positions to the west to block any enemy advance towards that sector.

The other reinforcing squad attempted to cross the western bridge, but a traffic accident out the squad's BTR out of action. The squad moved west and took up positions. It was immediately attacked by separatist riflemen, and was cut down to one rifleman. When the order to retreat came down, command squad took over one of the reinforcing squads because its BTR was destroyed by enemy action. 3rd squad also was ordered to cross over the center bridge when it was reported the BTR suffered damage to its steering.



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Combat Summary, October 16th, 2020 subject logo: MILGAM
2020-10-17
Posted by: badanov

As the team closed in to the residence that the criminal command group was staying, the firefights became heavier as separatist riflemen and guards close in on the area to protect the criminal command group.

The team lost two operators, a sapper and a rifleman. The commander eliminated the command group's security detail and entered the building to find that Kaba and Koba already were killed in the crossfire.

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